About




Abby Kettner (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist and arts-administrator
based in Toronto. Kettner graduated with a BFA in Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life
Studies from OCAD University, and her artistic practice continues to evolve
as she explores object-oriented ontologies through her unique visual
language.

Interested in collaboration and community art projects, Kettner works with the
Carrier Bag Collective to develop accessible workshops for artists. Recent and
upcoming exhibitions include The Powerhouse at Ignite Gallery, and The Grotto 
at Xpace Cultural Centre. 


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Education
2022 - BFA in Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies from OCAD University

Solo Exhibitions
Forthcoming - Flea Market Gallery, Niagara Artists Centre, St. Catherines

Group Exhibitions
2024 - The Grotto, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto
2023 - The Powerhouse, Ignite Gallery, Toronto 
2023 - Specimental, Carrier Bag Collective, Action Potential Lab, Toronto
2023 - Dimensions of Toronto: Looking Otherwise with Nature, Window Box Gallery, Toronto
2022 - GRADEX 107, OCAD University
2022 - PROXIMITIES, Gallery 1313, Toronto
2021 - Huminality, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto

Residencies
2024 - Gladstone House Residency, Toronto 
2021 - Toronto Island Residency, OCADU Living Lab, Gibraltar Point

Professional Experience
Current - TD Programming and Engagement Assistant, Mercer Union, Toronto
2022 - Programs Assistant, Gallery TPW, Toronto
2022 - “A Melted Snowman” Research Workshop, facilitated by artist Ryan Gander, Toronto
2022 - Emerging Artists Roster, VIBE Arts, Toronto
2022 - Artist Talk, PROXIMITIES, Gallery 1313, Toronto
2021 - Event Coordinator, OCAD Student Union, Toronto

Publications
2024 - Volume 15, Xpace Cultural Centre
2022 - PROXIMITIES Exhibition Catalogue




Contact


abbykettner23@gmail.com
@abby.kettner